2005 Lexus LS430 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Lexus LS430

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2005 Lexus LS430 Problems

Rear Window Sunshade Fails and Makes Grinding Noise

The motor for the rear window sunshade in the 2001-2006 Lexus LS430 is known to fail. When this occurs, the sunshade will not extend down the window, and a grinding noise is heard until the motor fails as well. 

Replacement of the sunshade assembly is necessary to correct this failure, however, removing the fuse for the sunshade will stop the motor from making the irritating grinding noise. 

Poor Shift Quality at Low Speeds

Poor quality low speed transmission shifting may be noted. Our technicians tell us updated transmission software is available which may correct this concern.

Volume Control Problems With Premiun Stereo System

Vehicles equipped with premium Mark Levinson stereo may experience no sound or volume that goes to maximum level by itself. An improved amplifier is available to rectify this problem.

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2005 Lexus LS430 Questions

I have a clucking noise coming from the front suspension when turning at low (1 answer)

speed and pulling off. I have had both Stabilizer links replaced. Noise still there.

Where is the fuse for the nav system,radio and AC system. (1 answer)

My battery died and I got a jump.he put the cableo n the wrong Post and blew out my nav system,radio and AC system.

I have had a few problems with the engine overheating. As a precaution, should (1 answer)

I keep the AC off until I can make it to my mechanic or does that matter?

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2005 Lexus LS430 Recalls

Certain Airbags May Not Deploy as Expected

On 133 vehicles, certain airbag inflators were assembled with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper airbag deployment.  In the event of a crash, if the airbag does not deploy as expected, the risk of injury will increase. Dealers will replace only the suspect airbags to correct this concern. The Toyota recall number is 60B. The Lexus recall number is 6LB.

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2005 Lexus LS430 Reviews

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Needed in 2013, (bought used 2010), Rocker arm bushings replaced, front shocks, brakes (at 60K miles), both front door lock mechanisms. I have a warranty from GM when purchasing car at Mountainview Chevy, which I thought was a waste, but not anymore. Paid $4600 for warranty, already got back $3500 worth of service. Don't get breaks done at dealer, it's half price elsewhere and true Lex...

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